A probable view of suicide behavior from health professionals [Abstract in English]

Rodrigo Moura Loureiro


Objective: To provide the residents of health sciences,
particularly the ones that work in Emergency Departments,
information regarding the phenomenon of suicide, in order
to offer cognitive tools that allow the adoption of therapeutic
strategies to the situations presented.

Methods: Review of scientific literature in the field of

Conclusions: Given that the prevalence of suicide has
increased significantly and that the professionals of health
may face such a tragic situation, the knowledge of this
clinical presentation is of basic importance so one can offer
the management most efficient for the patient who presents
with this problem.

KEY WORDS: SUICIDE/prevention & control; MEDICAL

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